We have a long and loyal relationship with SE Controls. Below an interesting article in RACA about our involvement in the Waltloo Industrial Park's ventilation.
SE Controls’ smoke ventilation system is helping to protect a new industrial development in Pretoria.
Extensive warehousing at a new industrial park development in Pretoria, South Africa, is using a range of actuators and controls from SE Controls Africa to ensure the building’s smoke ventilation systems operate effectively, while also complying with EN12101 standards for fire performance.
The recently completed Waltloo Industrial Park provides a gross leasable area (GLA) of 26 450m2 and has a zone designation of Industrial 1, making it suitable for a range of purposes including manufacturing, distribution and warehousing.
Working closely with ventilation company, Curvent International, SE Controls Africa supplied 80 x Sela actuator motors with a 180mm stroke length, together with 8 x OS2 controllers and manual control point (MCP) units, to operate the smoke control system.
To provide an integrated fire protection solution, in the event of a fire the building’s fire detection system not only triggers the smoke vents, but also the associated sprinkler system, which is connected to the SE Controls panels.
Russell Cramb, key accounts manager with SE Controls Africa, explains: “Effective and fully compliant smoke ventilation is an essential part of the building’s design, as it helps protect workers in the event of a fire by ensuring that escape routes are kept clear of smoke to speed evacuation when necessary. Waltloo Industrial Park is a key commercial development in the area and we’re delighted to have played a part in this project.”
• Project manager: Curvent International • Developers: Redefine Properties • Main contractor: Lyncon Construction • Architect: TC Design • Manufacturer and smoke ventilation specialists: SE Controls Africa.
- March 2016